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Old 12-12-2003, 08:05 AM
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Most of the stuff I mix is for TV or Radio, I am now mixing a short film to be played in a large 750 seat theater. It is all dialog and music no SFX, it is only being played back stereo(no 5.1 at my studio). Are there any tips I should know. I treated most of the dialog to some HPF around 100hz
with a little bump around 4khz. The music I widened the stereo field with the S1 to try to give the dialog a better center image. I monitored louder(around 90 db) than I usually do. I am trying to see if I can get in there to hear it so I can make any fixes of glaring mistakes, just wondering if there are any hard and fast rules on this.

Ian Kach
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:53 AM
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See my post on room calibration that I just bumped up. Your first mistake is no one who mixes for "theater" monitors at 90spl.Calibrate your room then play the mix back through a Dolby Surround decoder either a professional SDU4 or a home prologic to see what the mix sounds like. The reason you want to do this is to hear what would happen if it's decoded. There is a very good chance that the Projectionist just leaves the decoder in all the time for 2 track L/R material.
After you have done the check, let us know how the screening turned out.
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Old 12-12-2003, 11:30 AM
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I'll use those files to get back to 85spl, I actually misspoke in my original post. Although shot on film, we are delivering a DVD as the final. The theater is brand new(it's in a school)so there is plenty of problems that could arise(new projectionist with all new gear).
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